Telemedicine is not insurance, but it may be a good supplement to your health insurance plan. It can provide convenience by saving you a trip to the doctor’s office or urgent care, and cost savings – up to $100 per doctor’s visit.
Telemedicine is best for diagnosing and treating routine, non-critical conditions you would otherwise visit your primary care physician or the urgent care for, such as:
Urinary tract infections
Pink eye and eye infections
Cold, bronchitis, flu
Allergies and hives
Skin dermatitis and eczema
Chicken pox and shingles
Poison ivy and poison oak
Stress, anxiety, depression
(Please note that specialist services may not be available to all members.)
Telemedicine may be a good option for you if you:
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Telemedicine is simple:
Sign up for the Telemedicine service and pay the monthly fee.
When you want to speak with a doctor, call or log in to your member portal on your favorite device.
Provide the practitioner some health history and details about your health complaint.
Talk to the doctor and receive a treatment plan including a possible prescription or a referral to an in-person doctor.
 Yamamoto, Dale H. “Assessment of the Feasibility and Cost of Replacing In-Person Care with Acute Care Telehealth Services”. Published 2014, Dec. Connectwithcare.org. Retrieved 13 August 2018, from http://www.connectwithcare.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Medicare-Acute-Care-Telehealth-Feasibility.pdf